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will not be forsaken. you will not be forgotten. in this, your hour of greatest need, america stands with you. i'm also announcing an immediate in million to support our relief efforts. >> the death toll is undergoing constant revision. it is now 50,000 and as low as 10,000. question, in addition to humanitarian reasons does the u.s. have a strategic interest in rebuilding haiti? pat buchanan? >> john, i don't think we can rebuild haiti. look, what happened here is this earthquake happened at the worst possible place it could in the hemisphere, almost in the world, in port-au-prince, a town of 2 million people where the building construction standards are very, very low, and these houses have pancaked onto people and the buildings have. they are in their tombs, quite frankly, and unfortunately a lot of them that could be saved here in america will not be saved there. john, i'm glad the president, quite frankly, put in the 82nd airborne and u.s. marine corps, because this brings out the best in people. a lot of folks going down there, and brings out the worst in a lot of people. as the battle for food a
, that america was always destined to succeed. but when the union was turned back at bull run and the allies first landed at omaha beach, victory was very much in doubt. when the market crashed on black tuesday and civil rights marchers were beaten on bloody sunday, the future was anything but certain. these were the times that tested the courage of our convictions and the strength of our union. and despite all our divisions and disagreements, our hesitations and our fears, america prevailed because we chose to move forward as one nation. as one people. again we are tested. and again we must answer history's call. one year ago i took office amid two wars, an economy rocked by a severe recession, a financial system on the verge of collapse, and a government deeply in debt. experts from across the political spectrum warned that if we did not act, we might face a second depression. so we acted. immediately and aggressively. and one year later, the worst of the storm has passed. but the devastation remains. one in ten americans still cannot find work. many businesses have shuttered, home values
care in america is one of the greatest threats to future of our economy. not just as a nation but as businesses and families. if we ignore this and walk away from it for whatever reason, we are going to face a crisis much much worse in the near future. the president understands that. we would not even be in this position of taking this seriously if he hadn't shown the courage to lead us into this debate. >> schieffer: let me ask you about ben bernanke. do you have the votes to get him confirmed, senator? i know you're one of the vote counters. >> well, i'm going to vote for chairman bernanke. i have some misgivings about fed policy and economic policy. but i really do have to say this man guided us through the worst economic crisis this nation has seen since the great depression. we are in much better shape today because of his guidance and leadership. i still have unanswered questions and many colleagues do. we will need republican support to make certain that we pass the clothe you're vote which is a 60-vote requirement when it's taken up this next week. i think that we're g
on one and kept off a plane. where america stands on a growing shortage of water. we use more than any other country on earth, but our supply is drying up. and it's 10:00 p.m.-- do you know kwr where jay leno is? >> what does nbc stand for? "never believe your contract." captioning sponsored by cbs from cbs news world headquarters in new york, this is the "cbs evening news" with katie couric. >> couric: good evening, everyone. he's been at the center of the news since christmas day and today the man who allegedly tried to blow an american jetliner out of the sky was front and center in a federal courtroom in detroit. quietly listening to the charges against him. six counts in all, including the attempted murder of 289 people with a weapons of mass destruction. charges that could land him in prison for life. asked if he understood the charges, umar farouk abdulmutallab answered simply "yes." national correspondent dean reynolds was in the courtroom for the arraignment. dean, what were your impressions of him? >> reporter: well, katie, the proceedings lasted only four minutes and they sh
overcome these challenges by listening to dr. king's message, recognizing that america's true strengths, they lie in their diversity of talents. in southeast, 9news now and >>> the u.s. congress passed legislation encouraging the americans to observe the king's holiday as a national day of service back in 1994. the idea, to bring people together with different backgrounds to meet the needs of their communities. >>> if you need to see anything to do with sunshine or way above average temperatures, you're a happy person today. >> a nice dayed to do all the community work. that's kind of rare for this time of the year. >> i have a feeling it's not going to last. >> although that nothing like the december pattern. we don't see that. a little dip pack out there. the next three days. tomorrow, we'll still be mild. and a drop out there. very weak cold front that drops to the south. a shower, sprinkle. that's about it. a few clouds on wednesday. down to 42. that'll feel kind of crazied cold. crazy average actually. then on thursday, a mix will develop late or overnight on thursday. a
an officer leaves his post unguard unguarded. and where america stands in the battle against obesity and what's being done to save our children. >> just what i used to look like and then what i look like now kind of upsets me. captioning sponsored by cbs from cbs news world headquarters in new york, this is the "cbs evening news" with katie couric. >> couric: good evening. everyone. the white house laid it all out today, just how u.s. intelligence failed to detect and stop that christmas day terror plot. and president obama addressed the nation to outline the steps he's taking to fix the system. the president took responsibility for the failure saying "the buck stops with me." but he also ordered intelligence agent agencies to assign clear lines of responsibility for following leads and sharing information. and he ordered improvements in the system for putting people on the no-fly list. chip reid is at the white house tonight and, chip, this review is really a stinging indictment of the intelligence community. >> reporter: it certainly is, katie. the report says that intelligence agencies kne
america stands in the battle against alzheimer's, a disease that could be one of the biggest publish health issues this country will ever face. captioning sponsored by cbs >> couric: good evening, everyone, we begin tonight with breaking news from the caribbean. a major disaster may be unfolding right now in haiti, hit today by a powerful earthquake. that was magnitude 7, possibly the strongest quake ever to hit that region. and it was quickly followed by a number of aftershocks. tsunami watches were posted for haiti, the dominican republic, cuba, and the bahamas. more than nine million people live in haiti, and there are reports that some buildings have collapsed. raymond joseph is haiti's ambassador to the united states. he joins us on the phone. mr. ambassador, thank you for joining us. >> well, thank you, good night and it's a pleasure and a tough situation for me to be on the air tonight. >> couric: well, what can you tell us, mr. ambassador. what are you hearing about what has happened in haiti from residents there? >> i was able to reach the secretary general to the presidency
morning. the holidays are over. the new year is well underway. it's time to take a look at where america stands. they don't standstill. that's for sure. we believe our country's creativity and innovation will keep us on the cutting edge. but in the world that isn't standing still either, is america's creativity keeping pace? is that is the question susan spencer will be addressing in our sunday morning cover story. >> reporter: so where does america stand? this month cbs news is taking stock, both of where we stand now and where we could stand in the future. for our part, sunday morning is going for a full culture shock, taking america's temperature in the arts, books, movies, all things creative which brings us to this morning's status report on american creativity. >> you've seen that great industrial revolution where people are inventing the telephone, the telegraph, the light bulb and everything else. you've seen the push that came because of the internet and the digital revolution. and now we're looking for what's going to be the evening inof the driver of a new creativity. >> repor
masquerading as the real america, when they were taken over by a minority of a minority, yelling and shouting a ab centis. >> and they were racist? >> oh, come on. that is absurd. >> monica. >> that was his best political theater, worst political theater? what political theater? i lost my train of thought. >> this was, yes, this was when the white house passed out those white lab coats to the doctors to use them as props to suggest that all doctors support obama care, when 80% oppose it. >> the whole story was exposed. the white house was passing out the white coats. mort. >> governor patterson sending caroline kennedy out to replace hillary clinton. is this what you call political hokey pokey and he puts his left foot in his mouth and his right foot in his mouth and he turns around. >> harry reid say opponents were like slave holders. okay, worst political scandal. >> i think it's that crowd of so-called scientists and hoaxers in england, who really put out all this false nonsense of global warming and sensors honest scientists bringing the truth, eleanor. >> right on, pat. >> a
takes the title of one of america's worst commutes. 9 news now digital correspondent kristin fisher is outside live feeling some of the pain. good morning, kristin. >> reporter: good morning, andrea. this is not good news for all of you commuters out there, but you already knew that, right. the capital beltway has been named the third most congested freeway in the entire country and the biggest bottleneck is the inner loop here at 295 in oxon hill. this is all according to a brand new study that was compiled by the website, the daily beast and a company called inrix. they used gps data from truck drivers across the country to calculate the pace of traffic. here's what they found. check this out. the number one most congested freeway in america is the hollywood freeway in los angeles. no surprise there. coming in at number two is the lunalilo freeway in honolulu, hawaii and that's one i never guessed and capital beltway clocks in at number three. the study shows the capital beltway is backed up, get this, 194 hours every week. after the biggest bottleneck where we are now, the inner
"where america stands." and lights, camera, "avatar." does this new way of making movies mean a sequel is simply a click away? captioning sponsored by cbs from cbs news world headquarters in new york, this is the "cbs evening news" with katie couric. >> couric: good evening, everyone. we're beginning with breaking news. toyota has just done something no car maker in this country has ever done before: it has just told its dealers to stop selling eight of its models, at least temporarily. the same models it recalled last week to fix a potentially dangerous defect. their gas pedals could get stuck. nancy cordes is in washington tonight. nancy, toyota is also stopping production of these vehicles next week. this is really unprecedented. >> reporter: it is completely unprecedented, katie, and one industry analyst described it to us tonight like the recall of tylenol by johnson & johnson back in 1982. it's affecting four major production plants, as you mentioned, and 2.3 million vehicles at a time when the industry can scarcely afford it. the suspension of sales includes some of toyota's mos
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revelation of the identities of murder erred asians. where america stands on food safety. how do we stack up against other countries and how do we prevent the most vulnerable americans from becoming dangerously ill? >> it got worse and worse, and it felt like killer pain. >> glor: and dashboard distractions, will the next generation of in car gadgets lure drivers into taking their eyes off the road? captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with jeff glor. >> glor: good evening, the new year has been a cold year for most americans and this weekend is no exception. a deep-freeze is forecast to engulf virtually all of the continental united states overnight. the south is particularly ill prepared for such bone chilling weather. mark strassmann is in atlanta tonight. mark, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, jeff. it was 12 degrees outside here first thing this morning, but with the windchill it felt like one degree above zero, very unsouthern but remember every state but hawaii has been experiencing freezing temperatures, it is just that some people feel it more than othe
," has died. and where america stands in the battle against cancer. >> they tell you you have six months and what are you going to do in six months? >> couric: finding hope and cracking the genetic code. captioning sponsored by cbs from cbs news world headquarters in new york, this is the "cbs evening news" with katie couric. >> couric: good evening, everyone. millions of vehicles recalled, sales suspended, production stopped, and just when you thought it couldn't get any worse for toyota, it has. the recall for defective gas pedals has spread to china and europe, and in this country, jeff glor tells us, another million-plus toyota cares and s.u.v.s were added to the recall list. >> reporter: for the world's biggest automaker, the problem seems to get bigger every day. as millions of toyota owners wonder if the vehicles they're driving are safe. >> i would really hate to be on the highway and then just be anything at a top-rate speed and not be able to control the vehicle. >> reporter: the latest recall involves five models. toyota said today they're closing in on solutions to a gas pe
if the market goes down with a steady stream of income. let america's number one annuity provider help you stay on course with guarantees for the if in life. get answers about annuities at a lecture on physics in california watched in milwaukee. an american soldier overseas ...keeps up with his classes back home. a father helps his daughter find the name of saturn's largest moon. education's about opportunity and broadband's become the great equalizer. learning, at the speed of light. made possible by continuing private investment and innovation, making the internet faster, smarter and safer. broadband is working for america. >>> issue two. after-shocks in haiti. haiti suffered its worst earthquake in 200 years last week. a severe 7.3 richter scale shock. and this week, more after- shocks hit the hield. they measured 6.1, 4.9 and 4.8 open the richter. defense secretary robert gates stepped up the u.s. military effort. at least one clearing ship with crane was moved into to get haiti's port functioning. president obama appointed two former presidents bush and clinton to overs
question america's top bankers about the financial collapse. >>> and the late night shuffle. conan o'brien says no thanks to nbc's plans to push back his time slot a half hour. this is the "cbs morning news" for wednesday, january 13, 2009. >>> good morning. thanks for joining you. i'm michelle gielan. total disaster and chaos is how one official described the scene in haiti after an earthquake rocked the nation. the 7.0 quake hit before 5:00 p.m. yesterday. this morning the scope of the disaster is just beginning to emerge. it's reported the capital is largely destroyed, casualties are numerous and severe, thousands remain buried beneath the rubble. whit johnson is with the latest in washington. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. the widespread destruction is making it difficult for rescue crews to begin their effort. there are nearly 2 million people who live in haiti's capital city and at this point most, if not all of them r in desperate need of some kind of aid. help can't come soon enough for haiti. the 7.0 magnitude earthquake laid waste to the country's capital city. th
america stands. how the u.s. military is redefining modern warfare by using new high-tech tactics. >> i don't know how close to the real thing that was, but it was very, very convincing. captioning sponsored by cbs from cbs news world headquarters in new york, this is the "cbs evening news" with katie couric. >> couric: good evening, everyone. we're beginning tonight with late-breaking news and the latest example of just how on edge everyone is since that failed attempt to blow up a jetliner on christmas day. a hawaiian airlines 767 was flying from oregon to hawaii this afternoon when a passenger refused to store his carry-on and made threatening remarks. the captain declared an emergency. the military scrambled two f-15s and the plane returned to portland where it landed safely. law enforcement boarded and took the passenger into custody for questioning. meanwhile, the terrorist who allegedly tried to blow up that northwest airlines plane out of the sky on christmas day is now facing the most serious charges possible. in detroit today, a federal grand jury indicted umar farouk abdulmut
can do fo >>> america's first line of defense is timely, accurate intelligence that is shared, integrated, analyzed, and acted upon quickly and effectively. that's what our intelligence community does every day. but unfortunately, that's not what happened in the lead up to christmas day. >> so says the president in his public statement thursday. in a private meeting on tuesday with 20 trusted top officials, he was more frank and angrier. "this was a screw up that could have been disastrous. we dodged a bullet but just barely." the stern words of the u.s. commander in chief were caused by quote unquote systemic failure, his language, that prevented officials from gaining the data to stop a christmas day al qaeda terrorist plot. a 23-year-old nigerian citizen named oumar if a huk abdul -- umar farouk abdulmutallab. he carried deadly explosives concealed in his underwear. the plane crossed the atlantic and in the approach to the detroit runway, abdulmutallab tried to detonate the bob, it failed. he was then overpowered by passengers. catastrophe was averted powerful enough to hav
more of the bailout money they received. meanwhile, new york's attorney general called on america's biggest banks today to reveal exactly how much they intend to pay out in bonuses this year? national correspondent jim axelrod found out and the answer is "plenty." >> reporter: less than a year ago, wall street's titans were before congress taking the blame for the financial crisis. >> as an industry, clearly we made mistakes. >> reporter: now after a year of record profits, some are preparing to handout record bonuses. goldman sachs an average bonus of almost $600,000. j.p. morgan chase $463,000, this at a time when one in ten american workers is unemployed. >> there are folks that just continue not to get it. >> reporter: the nation's six biggest banks are expecting to pay out somewhere near $150 billion in bonus this is year. if that were a stack of $100 bills, the pile would be as high as 370 empire state buildings. >> 2010 we're seeing the same bonuses return and with some modest refinements it's going to produce the same incentive to take on higher risk. >> reporter: many ban
that's going to destroy america." >> reporter: but an old friend noted that when they both served in the illinois legislature, obama was known for reaching across the aisle. >> over the past year in my view, that attribute hasn't been in full bloom. >> reporter: the president then conceded both sides are at fault. >> just a tone of civility instead of slash-and-burn would be helpful. >> reporter: throughout what was essentially a policy debate, the president demonstrated intimate knowledge of the issues. >> we'd refund part of your payroll tax for every dollar you increase those wages faster than inflation. it's a simple concept. >> reporter: and deep familiarity with republican positions. >> i understand that. i've read your bills. you know, i've read your legislation. >> reporter: when the scheduled 45 minutes was up, the president said "let's keep going." >> you know, i'm having fun. >> reporter: republicans were on their best behavior. there were no "you lie" moments. but when the president thought the last question was unfair, he let them know it. >> will that new budget, lik
explosives and directed him to attack that plane headed for america. >> glor: i'm jeff glor. also tonight, the new front in the war on mirk. security camera video captures the fatal shooting of a 16-year-old just months after the killing of another student from the same chicago high school. and whale mystery-- why are these giants of the deep massing off california in greater numbers than ever before? captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with jeff glor. >> glor: good evening. the president today clearly laid the blame for the foiled christmas day airline bombing attempt on al qaeda militants in yemen, and he said the u.s. is stepping up aid to yemen's embattled government. also, cbs news has learned the u.s. is playing a more direct role in yemen's anti-terror war than previously acknowledged. more on that shortly, but first we begin our coverage this even with our chief white house correspondent chip reid who is traveling with the president in hawaii. chip, good evening. >> reporter: well, good evening, jeff. the president did not mince words. for the first time, h
in a series of hearings. the heads of j.p. morgan chase, bank of america and goldman sax are testifying on wednesday and thursday. this week's hearings come as the big banks give out huge bonuses. the new york times reports this could be one of the largest and most controversial bonus seasons in history. goldman sax is expected to pay an average bonus of $595,000 each. one of the biggest payouts ever. >>> a study of all the recent spending on road and bridge construction found it had no affect on unemployment. the associated press study found you can employment rates rose and fell regardless of how much stimulus money was used for transportation. the result of the study comes as president obama is calling for another stimulus bill which relies in part on more road and bridge spending. >>> today leaders in the house and senate will meet to try to hammer out a compromise health care reform bill. the house version may wind up as a casualty of compromise. the president is scheduled to meet with leaders to stop attacks on high end insurance plans. >>> today human rights activists will gather
news called "where america stands." katie couric in the studio with us this morning to give us a preview of the many issues that will be addressed on this great new series that starts tonight on the evening news. >> we look forward to talking to katie, but we begin with the cold that is still gripping much of the nation. it's a brutal deep freeze in some smarts. in new england, parts are buried under record snow and in the south, the subfreezing temperatures threaten to destroy valuable crops. dave price is in international falls, minnesota, where i ask to you notice when they take him full on the bottom left of the screen, we've put up the temperature where you are. and i'm thinking it has to be a typo, dave. it says minus 29 degrees. >> it is not a typo at all. 29 degrees below zero is the actual temperature before you factor in any windchills or how it feels. it is bitter cold here and most likely before all is said and done we will tie a record here which stands from 2009 and 1968. they call this place the ice box of the nation for a reason.average high temperature here in
with a steady stream of income. let america's number one annuity provider help you stay on course with guarantees for the if in life. get answers about annuities at >>> issue two. political potpourri. the obama state of the union. >> we have serious concerns over the recent steps the administration has taken regarding suspected terrorists. americans were shocked on christmas day to learn of the attempted bombing of a flight to detroit. this foreign terror suspect was given the same legal rights as a u.s. citizen and immediately  stopped providing critical intelligence. senator-elect scott brown has said, we should be spending taxpayer virginia governor bob mcdonnel, has a star been born? i ask you, pat? >> he won a very good victory, turned around virginia, but he looks to me, john, like a very young man, and this was a nice speech, but it wasn't on a presidential level, if you will. i think they ought to abolish the political answer to the state of the union because the president is chief of steet state and the idea of having somebody from the other party respond t
. in america we travel by car and plane and i wanted to see if i could do it and as i did the research there is actually buses all the way. evan will ride buses all the way to the southern tip of south america before board ' boarding a boat to sail the rest of the way. he expects the journey to go through nine states and 14 countries and it will take about ten weeks. >>> four college students aren't using their bus but their own legs to get to washington, d.c. they left miami this morning bound for the nation's capitol. the goal is to raise support for a bill that will allow eligible illegal immigrants to become american citizens. the trail of dreams walkers expect to finish their 1500- mile journey by the first of may. >>> still ahead, paper or plastic. no matter what you choose you will still get charged for it in dc. >>> and then later, logging on to help to save a historic local barn. >>> >>> you are husband to each other. that you are wife to each other. you are married [cheering and applause] >> back now with a look at the first 16 same-sex marriages performed in the state of new
to america. and they include pakistan, yemen and iran. president obama is set to meet the top security advisors for them tomorrow. meanwhile, the power is back on at reagan international airport. they are still playing catchup after the hour-long outage. the problem caused flight delays from albuquerque to new york. audrey barnes, joining us live from the airport with the latest on the major ripple affect, audrey? >> the problem was with the safety valve and the electrical substation here on the north end of the ground. and it shut down the power here for about an hour. and grounding some flights and leaving other passengers in very long lines, wondering if they would make it to their destinations on time. >> it's a business trip. so of course, there will be consequences. >> he was one of hundreds of passengers who's flights were threatened by the power outages. a safety valve adding the electrical substation for them failing, to bring tickets and screening operations to a halt. and at least eight flights were delayed. the tower here, they were able to continue the operation on the gen
ahead of them and protect america. president obama didn't say if anyone would be held accountable for the mishap and the white house says he continues to stand by his top official. still, some experts say that may change. >> there could be some other officials there from the national counterterrorism center, maybe some of the second tier cia officials or fbi who could be in jeopardy of losing their jobs. we may not have heard the end of all this. >> reporter: for now officials are focused on keeping the nation safe. president obama has already ordered enhanced security procedures and changes to the terrorist watch list and no-fly list and he promises even more new measures are on the way. the preliminary report on the christmas day incident is expected to be made public by the end of the week. michelle? >> whit, the president also spoke of his plans to close the prison at guantanamo bay. tell us the details on that. >> reporter: well, if you think about it, half of the detainees at guantanamo bay are actually from yemen. the president at least temporarily has suspended the transfe
across america and there are plenty of opportunities around washington today. 9 news now digital correspondent kristin fisher is live from the mlk memorial with more. >> good morning. last year on martin luther king junior day, then president elect barack obama was on the verge of becoming the first african-american president but he is hoping this will be a break from partisan politics and a return to his promise of hope and change. >> i have a dream that one day -- >> martin luther king shared his dream with a racially- divided nation but on the eve of martin luther king day, the first african-american shared his hope with the country. >> there was a hope that the world would be better as i shared that oath. of course as we meet a year later, we know the promise of that moment has not yet been fulfillly fulfilled. >> reporter: he is asking americans to put politic aside an put service first for the national day of service. 10,000 service projects are scheduled across the country. 200 here in the district. many of which will help the victims in haiti. >> as we prepare to give bac
. >> reporter: peace -- america will never live in peace. >> translator: the attacks will continue. >> reporter: he also threatens president obama with more attacks on the u.s. if america continues to support israel. the obama administration administration is firing back. >> this something that has to pop up in our lives over an audiotape because he's nothing but a cowardly, murderous thug and terrorist. >> reporter: the audiotape has yet to be authenticated but terrorism experts say it's similar to previous recordings by osama bin laden and that it does suggest another attack could occur within the next 12 months. >> we'll continue to be on the offense against osama bin laden and al qaeda. >> reporter: in the minute-long tape, osama bin laden praises the would-be bomber on christmas day. but terrorism experts say there's no evidence whatsoever to suggest that he had anything to do with abdul mutallab. >> osama bin laden is still a motivating force for jihadists. we have to stay after him. >> reporter: bin laden is still believed to be operating somewhere between between pakistan and afghanista
engines of job creation here in america are america's businesses. >> reporter: a day after reconnecting with americans in florida, he'll tour a small business in baltimore and offer more details about the proposal. it's estimated that $33 billion program would help 1 million businesses. it would include a $5,000 tax credit for every new employee hired this year. the amount will be capped at $500,000 per firm to make sure small companies get the benefits. businesses that increase wages or hours for their existing employees would be reimbursed for the have a social security payroll taxes they would pay. the president wants to pay for the plan with the savings from the $700 billion wall street bailout, but that will be up to congress. the president will have a chance to sell his proposal to the gop later today. >> i want the republicans off the sidelines. i want them working with us to solve problems. >> reporter: he'll address house republicans during their retreat in baltimore, but it may be a tough crowd. >> we're going to look for common ground, but we're not going to roll over on our
>>> it's 2010. america rings in the new year with balloons, fireworks and fun. >>> the airline connection. the flight 253 bomb suspect says he met with a notorious cleric connected to terrorists. >>> and a deadly death. the bomber who killed seven cia employees in afghanistan was asked to be there. captioning funded by cbs >>> good morning. and happy new year. thanks for joining us. i'm michelle gielan. it's a new year and new decade. not everyone stayed up until midnight, but americans celebrated new year's eve across the country. vegas saw fireworks go up at several of the big hotels while the space needle hosted a big party in seattle. and as always, the biggest new year's eve event was in new york's times square. terrell brown was there to see it. >> reporter: good-bye 2009, hello, 210. mayor michael bloomberg got help lowering the gigantic waterford crystal ball from a group of high school students. and jennifer lopez rocked out for the packed house of hundreds of thousands who came out to sell brake light. celebrate. >> it's a once in a lifetime experience. >> reporter: a
hughes, cbs news, glendale, california. >> couric: america's realtors report sales of used homes plunged nearly 17% in december, that's the biggest one-month drop in more than 40 years. the rush to take advantage of a tax credit for first-time buyers apparently came to an end. now to haiti, where it's been nearly two weeks since the earthquake. the death toll is estimated at 200,000, and the government says 150,000 people have been buried in mass graves. the canadian government, meanwhile, hosted an international conference in montreal today to start planning the country's recovery. the haitian prime minister was there, he said it could take a generation to rebuild port-au-prince. as bill whitaker tells us, they're taking some steps already. >> reporter: to see crowds growing and pushing outside the u.s. embassy in port-au-prince... >> stop pushing! >> reporter:'d think the biggest job for america's military and diplomats is handling the tears and tempers of people desperate to get to u.s. shores. but their biggest concerns? getting this country that's been knocked to its knees ba
. it was america's first year with an african-american president. last january, as barack obama was sworn in, we went down to the national mall in washington to meet some of the people who wanted to see this moment in history for themselves. ♪ politics and patriotism, and the presidency. it is the place where the secular and the religious merge, and one of the sacraments of our national religion is the inauguration. ♪ my country 'tis of thee, sweet land of liberty ♪ >> reporter: so it was as many as 2 million pilgrims made their way to washington and the mall to witness this most sacred event. ♪ land where my father died >> reporter: as the oath was recited, alleges the speech was delivered. >> the time has come to reaffirm our enduring spirit. >> reporter: emotions were laid bare. tears were shed. >> no matter how optimistic i've ever been as a human being i never thought this moment would come and i met these wonderful people, total strangers and we can all share it together. >> reporter: inauguration is a renewal of faith. >> for we know that our patchwork heritage is a strength, not
gathered. so often these days the face of america is that of a soldier. in this case, captain jonathan hart. >> i brought my para-troopers in to help the people of haiti recover from this earthquake. >> reporter: the log jam at the airport has put the 82nd behind schedule. an 800-man battalion was supposed to be on the ground friday. but by yesterday there were only 240. the main port is a disaster area and until a second one can be opened up at cape haitian on the north shore, the american military is trying to move in to haiti through that single runway airport. the vice president likened it to shoving a bowling ball through a straw. >> we were able to get 17 airframes in. we have the capacity to send in 700. airframes. >> reporter: secretary of state clinton who made a firsthand inspection yesterday said one of the first questions she asked the military was why not parachute troops and supplies in? she got the same answer reporters got when they asked the commander of the operation. >> air drop is dangerous for people on the ground because when people see things falling, they will run to
of america and morgan stanley are scheduled to announce earnings from the last quarter, a study after citigroup reported a multibillion dollar loss, mostly from paying back bail out money. >>> warren buffett's shareholders are voting whether to split the price of berkshire hathaway. the class a shares will be priced at $100,000 each for one share of stock. >> oh, man. sounds like a lot. >>> coming up, also nice to own, you are saving us some money. >> money saving tip, we will save you money on insurance which is something that everybody pays for. >> you can always use that. >> thank you. >>> there hasn't been a republican senator from massachusetts since the ' 70s but that's all about to change. republican scott brown won the special election to fill the late ted kennedy's seat. he defeated martha coakley who once led by a wide margin. he focused on voters anger over the economy and president obama's health care plan. >> it will raise taxes and hurt medicare, destroy jobs. >> reporter: the victory means brown -- once brown takes office, senate democrats will no long every have the 60
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be pretty nice. >> thank you. >>> coming up next where america stands on putting the unemployed back to work. >>> still ahead how the family dog saved his young owner from a a -- cougar. we will be right back. i know. my diet? well yesterday i had an apple turn over mmm hmm, i know it's sort of my weakness - i always keep it in the house well, that and boston crème pie, white chocolate strawberries, ya ya - oh! and key lime pie i've already lost some weight [ female announcer ] yoplait light - with 28 delicious flavours at about 100 calories babe, what are you doing?! ♪ i trust unisom. i fall asleep fast and have a full night of restful sleep. morning class. unisom. good night. good morning. >>> i'm peggy fox with check out our local website where moms are talking about what works for them to keep hands and body parts soft. >>> taking a look at where america stands. >> tonight putting america back to work. anthony mason looks where the next generation of jobs will come from. >> reporter: for 30 years they have been punching the clock for 30 years. now they and 1000 other
and safer. broadband is working for america. >> we discuss the war in afghanistan, modernization and the future of the army. >>> good morning and welcome to this week in defense news. we are honored to have as our only guest, general george casey. he commanded u.s. and allied forces in iraq. let's take a look at the many challenges facing the army in this area of persistent conflict. at war continuously since 9-11, concerns are growing that the army is wearing out. of a force of 556,000, nearly half the army is deployed or stationed worldwide with 150,000 news in iraq and afghanistan. repeated year long combat tours strained soldiers and their families. posttraumatic stress is widespread. soldier suicide rates hit record highs. young officers are quitting leaving a shortage of field grade leaders. they are promoting noncommissioned sphergs. the army added 26,000 troops to the ranks since 2004 with plans to add 26,000 more in the next three years. a full withdrawal from iraq should allow a certainly of 26,000 troops to afghanistan. will that be enough to rest weary combat units. g
. the comfort visited haiti in april as part of a four month mission to the caribbean and latin america. >> and in silver spring, maryland, founders of human united for action charity, or hufac plan to fly to haiti to survey the devastation. they are accepting relief donations, water, first aid kits, clothes, all in laurel, maryland. but the leader says the road to recovery will be a tough one. >> over one week and one meeting -- it's going to take a long time for haiti to get back to its feet. >> members of hufac told 9news, some found relatives died, while others are waiting for that phone call from the relatives. >>> the united nations security council paused today in honor of those missing or killed in haiti. >> i now invite you to raise up and observe one minute silence. >> at least five people were killed in the collapse of the u.n. headquarters building. another 100 are missing, including the u.n. mission chief in haiti. >>> british teams scrambled to get to haiti to help. they are bringing in the heavy rescue gear, some search dogs and special listening devices to search un
for me to serve this country. i'm grateful to serve for america and make sure i can defend america. >> this is amazing, do you have any idea what you'll be doing? what your responsibilities will be in afghanistan? >> deal with lagistics, i will also deal with personnel issues. >> giving up the lovely suit and high heels, what is the civilian role? >> i work for the district of columbia. i work for the office of contract and procurement and he has been extremely supportive about my deployment. i feel honored. >> you are in the reserves, how much notice did you have to get your affairs in order before you have to ship out? >> i had a couple of months. i just received my orders this month. i'm busy getting all my documentations and things like that in order. it's been a stressful couple of weeks. however, i'm still excited about going. i'm still excited about serving this country and excited about the challenge i'm going to need. >> and we are happy for you. we wish you the best in the last 30 seconds. what does that mean? >> we have profiled major brown in today's washington
for the automobile market in america. the preview from the auto show in that. >>> also this morning we've been following the case of a missing eight month old baby, gabriel johnson. his mother is in jail. she shez is he gave him away for adoption. this morning you will meet a couple who applies are calling persons of interest. do they know where baby it gabriel is. >>> but first this morning, republicans calling on senate majority leader harry reid to resign after questionable comments reid made about president obama were disclosed in a bombshell new cordes has t latest.remember the that's right, republican leaders argue there's a double standard going on here, that if any of them had uttered the racial mark now attributed to harry reid, democrats would be calling for their heads. the book quotes senate majority leader harry reid assaying in 2008 that then senator obama had a real shot at the white house because he was a light-skinned african-american, quote, with no knee droe dialect unless he wanted to have one. of a territory quote was made public saturday, leader reid pop guised to a numbe
of a green america. >>> fare surcharge or service cuts. metro board members are meeting right now to figure out how to deal with the budget short fall. >>> more fallout, a few days after stopping sales and production in america, toyota takes steps to do the same thing in europe. good morning. i'm andrea roane. thanks for joining us. today is thursday, january 28th. howard bernstein is off today but devon lucie is here with an update on the forecast. >> temperatures not bad here. a little sun to peek through the clouds and that means temperatures are starting to warm to the upper 30s to close to 40 degrees. beltway, college park, 37. same up in montgomery county, rockville, gaithersburg, 37, 36. fairfax county, reston and fairfax and herndon 38 to 37. ashburn, sterling, 35 leesburg 36. temperatures are rising to the 40s. fredericksburg in virginia is already up to 40. 39 is our latest reading right now and we are up to 39 with the forecast. the day planner shows where we are right now which is good news. 48 by the noon hour and i think up to 51 before an arctic front sweeps through and that
. >> the true engines of job creation, here in america, are american business. >> reporter: the president is laying out the details of his proposal to give small businesses a $5,000 tax credit for every new employee they hire this year. companies would also get back the social security taxes they pay when they raise the wages of people who already work for them. the treasury department estimates the program would help 1 million businesses and cost $33 billion. businesses may like the idea but the president faces a tougher sell in congress. part of his mission here in baltimore is trying to convince republicans that this is a good idea for tackling double-digit unemployment. after a plea for bipartisanship in his state of the union address, today the president is sitting down with republicans at their winter meeting. >> make it clear to the president that we have better solutions. that we offered alternatives to get the economy moving again. >> reporter: republicans say they expect president obama to do more listening than talking. but in today's highly charged political climate in washing
of their grief, haitian americans are learning they are not alone. in every corner of america, peoplement to help. in a firehouse in miami's little haiti, residents dropped off items for the. >> the fact that we're going there gives them a sense of hope and the only thing we can do is ask them to pray for their loved ones and hope for the best. >> reporter: hope-- as the grim realities of the earthquake are revealed, hope is all many haitian americans have left. >> smith: we want to talk for a moment now about the obama administration a response to the quake. lara logan is in washington. she is our chief foreign affairs correspondent. lara, good evening. how would you characterize the response so far? >> reporter: harry, it's pretty much what you'd expect the response to be to a domestic crise of this kind of-- nature. the administration has come out very forcefully on this. in fact, the state department has set up a 24-hour operations center to coordinate all the interagency efforts, and at the same time, the president came out again this morning, his second specific public appearance on the ha
not a joke. this was a hoax. full of hot air. america fretted, fearful a 6-year-old boy was inside of this balloon as it floated across the colorado sky. he wasn't there and his parents pleaded guilty to charges of making it all up. the year was full of police chases, and this was the money shot, literally, cash cascading from a suspected drug-runners truck. >> i saw it was $100 bills flying from the sky. >> reporter: there were kids in cars. check out the 7-year-old in utah who drove home. he stole his dad's vehicle to skip church. in the end he probably was praying he would be spared his father's wrath. this philadelphia baseball dad caught a foul ball. his 3-year-old daughter quickly threw it back. all he could do is hug her, nothing like a father's love. this proposal of love made misty a little misty as dennis popped the question from an indiana field. and before the i-dos this minnesota groom and bride boogied down the aisle. the prime minister was blood deed after a protestor smashed a statuette into his face. remember the iraqi that threw a shoe into president bush. and the
care in america. and terminally ill patients in new jersey have a new medicine they can use to relieve their pain. it is nine after the hour. >>> here's a look at some stories in the news now. the stakes are high in massachusetts where voters are going to the polls to decide who will fill the late senator ted kennedy's seat in the u.s. senate. democrat martha coakley is running neck and neck with scott brown. if democrats lose they would no longer have a filibuster proof majority in the senate which could mean the death of president obama's health insurance reform bill. >>> chronically ill patients in new jersey will have legal access to marijuana now. on his last day in office, the governor john corzine signed the legislation making new jersey the 14th state to allow the use of marijuana for medical purposes. new jersey's new medical marijuana is also the strictest in the nation. >>> how sweet it is. a cross atlantic merger between two food giants comes after four months of negotiations. kraft foods is buying cadbury. the value of the deal is reported to be $19 million. let's go back
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